Florida, Texas: More Shooting Tonight in a Month of Record Setting Shootings

From ABC

A mass shooting in a Florida city has left 10 people wounded, the Lakeland Police Department announced on Monday.According to police, two victims are critically injured and eight face non-life-threatening injuries. “One is in surgery and the other is either in surgery or headed to surgery,” Lakeland Police Chief Sam Taylor said at a press conference on Monday.

Lakeland Police did not identify any suspects, but believe that four alleged shooters fired guns on both sides of the street from their vehicle, which Taylor described as a four-door Nissan. This story is being updated.

Police believe the shooting wasn’t random and the victims were targeted.


In addition, another shooting took place in Dallas, Texas at an apartment complex; Just after 11:10 a.m., the Dallas Police Department says officers responding to the shooting call in the 5800 block of Bonnie View Road. 

When officers arrived, four people were found shot. Police said one man died at the scene, and the 6-year-old and two other men were transported to local hospitals. Their conditions are unknown at this time, but police said the victims are stable. 

Police sources say the 6-year-old was shot in the cheek, and that the suspect is one of the men who were shot.

The suspect, a source says, fired a pistol into an apartment, and then was fired back at. Police haven’t released the suspect’s identity. Police have not revealed a relationship between the suspect and the victims or a motive. The investigation is ongoing.  

The number of mass shootings in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2014 and continues to climb, according to the data.

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